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Gautier, Lucien (French)
1850 - 1925

The Venetian Canal, etching, signed in the plate,
8.5" x 10.5" plate, 12.5" x 15.5" framed.
About the Etching: Very good condition.

About the Artist: A fine French etcher and designer, Lucien Gautier first studied art in Aix-en-Provence under Marius Reynaud. He then completed his education in Paris, under Gaucherel. He began his career there etching and engraving plates after the designs of Corot and Charles Jacque. By 1875, however, Gautier had emerged as an original etcher of note. His fine art received medals and awards in France in 1884, 1894 and 1900.

During his successful career Gautier both designed and etched views of Rome, Venice, London and elsewhere. Yet his name will always be most strongly associated with his wonderful views of Paris and other major French cities. In particular, during the 1880s, he was commissioned by the prestigious French publisher, LArt, to create large etchings of Paris and Marseille.

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